Information about MOV file format

Name MOV
Full name MOV - QuickTime File Format
File extension .mov, .qt
MIME type video/quicktime
Developed by Apple Inc.
Type of format Media container
Description QuickTime File Format (QTFF) is a computer file format used natively by the QuickTime framework. The International Organization for Standardization approved the QuickTime file format as the basis of the MPEG-4 file format. Because both the QuickTime and MP4 container formats can use the same MPEG-4 formats, they are mostly interchangeable in a QuickTime-only environment.
Technical details The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, or text (e.g. for subtitles). Each track either contains a digitally-encoded media stream (using a specific format) or a data reference to the media stream located in another file.
Associated programs QuickTime